Course Title: Contribute to OHS processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4209 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Contribute to OHS processes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Ms Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411412

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes


1. Plan and conduct work safely

2. Support others in working safely

3. Contribute to OHS participative processes

4. Contribute to hazard identification, OHS risk assessment and risk control activities

5. Participate in the control of emergency situations

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Plan work in accordance with relevant provisions of OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes and guidance material
1.2 Identify hazards as part of work planning and work process
1.3 Address identified hazards prior to starting work using judgement within defined scope of responsibilities
1.4 Report residual risk according to organisation procedures
1.5 Report incidents and injuries in line with organisation policies and procedures
1.6 Undertake OHS housekeeping in work area
1.7 Maintain and update own knowledge of OHS issues as they apply to workplace systems, equipment and processes
1.8 Manage own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work safely

2.1 Share information on safe work practices and work procedures with members of the work group
2.2 Check the OHS practices of less experienced members of the workgroup
2.3 Provide guidance and coaching to less experienced members of the workgroup to support them in working safely
2.4 Support members of the workgroup to accurately record incidents and complete associated workplace documentation according to organisation procedures

3.1 Raise OHS issues in accordance with organisation procedures
3.2 Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other consultative activities in a constructive manner to improve safety
3.3 Provide assistance to workgroup members to contribute to workplace safety
3.4 Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OHS representatives and OHS committees

4.1 Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls
4.2 Check the workplace for hazards using itemised checklist(s) in accordance with work procedures
4.3 Contribute to risk assessments
4.4 Provide input to development and implementation of control measures, with reference to the hierarchy of control

5.1 Identify emergency signals and alarms and responded to them appropriately
5.2 Take initial action to control/confine emergency according to organisation procedures, and taking account of the nature and scope of the emergency
5.3 Implement emergency response procedures within scope of training and competence

Overview of Assessment

Identify OH&S  issues at the student’s workplace and devise a hazard identification and risk assessment document.

Research codes of practice , OH&S legislation and national industry standards

Review workplace policy and procedures in OH&S

Research and create an emergency evacuation plan

Risk management processes at the student workplace

Create a safety audit checklist and safety action plan